Due to COVID-19, many students at LST have lost the part-time work they rely on to pay their bills and make ends meet. Their summer and part-time jobs have vanished as Britain has ground to a halt in the lockdown. They face an uncertain future as businesses struggle financially and simply can’t afford to employ any non-essential members of staff.
Others are facing costs they could never have budgeted for. Many international students are still in London, facing the uncertainty of a prolonged stay in the UK.
Many of our students come from low-income backgrounds. These students have worked exceptionally hard, often in the most difficult of circumstances, to take their place at LST. These are the students who most often rely on bringing in extra money through other jobs to keep their heads above water, to cover childcare, travel, study and living costs. Unfortunately, they are also the least able to turn to their friends and families for material financial support.
LST's Students in Need Appeal will provide extra funds that will make a genuine difference, offering hope and a financial lifeline to students whose circumstances have been adversely impacted by the current pandemic.
(Please note that the photographs on this page show general student life at LST and in no way does the text directly refer to those pictured.)